Like his head coach moments earlier, Tom Brady said his record-setting night was a total team effort. Brady completed 32-of-48 passes for a team-record and career-high 517 yards and four touchdowns in a 38-24 win over the Dolphins on a hot, humid Monday night at Sun Life Stadium.
"Well, it was a good night in that sense," Brady said of the monster stat night. "I thought we executed pretty well at times. Look, it's a team sport, man. Those guys were catching the ball and making some great plays, Aaron [Hernandez], Gronk [Rob Gronkowski], Chad [Ochocinco], Deion [Branch], Wes. There were a lot of tough looks out there that we got and guys really stayed aware of the situations and we made enough plays to win and that's the goal.
"We were coming down here to win and this is always a tough place to play. Felt like that game was six hours long so we have a short week coming up. We have to get home and get to work on San Diego."
Wes Welker led the way with eight catches for 160 yards and two touchdowns, including a 99-yard seam route after the Patriots stopped the Dolphins on 4th-and-goal at the Patriots 1 in the fourth quarter.
"That was pretty awesome," Brady said. "When I saw him break away, it was awesome. Coach never lets us run that route in practice because he's like, 'I'm sick of Welker running seam routes. I don't want to see that.' All training camp, that's all we heard. Hopefully, we don't have to hear that for a while."
Brady played much of the night in a hurry-up tempo, quickly tiring a Dolphins defense that came up cramping at several positions.
"It's a fine line between putting pressure on the defense and playing out of control," Brady said. "I thought at times we did both. You never want to play out of control on offense. I enjoy scoring points so whatever the hell we need to do to score points, that's what I enjoy doing. Sometimes we go fast, sometimes we go slow, it's just a matter of what the point of the drive is, how we're trying to execute and ultimately trying to get the ball in the end zone."
Brady's 517 yards were the fifth-most in NFL history while the two teams combined for 906 net yards passing, a new NFL record.
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